Obama’s Weekly Address: Ensuring Hard-Working Americans Retire with Dignity

In this week’s address, the President reiterated his commitment to middle-class economics, and to ensuring that all hard-working Americans get the secure and dignified retirement they deserve. While most financial advisers prioritize their clients’ futures, there are some who direct their clients towards bad investments in return for backdoor payments and hidden fees. That’s why earlier this week the President announced that he is calling on the Department of Labor to update rules to protect families from conflicts of interest by requiring financial advisers to put their clients’ best interest before their own profits. The President emphasized his promise to keep fighting for this policy and for others that benefit millions of working and middle class Americans.

Fri, Feb. 27, 2015: Obama meets with Liberian president, says farewell to Holder

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House. President Sirleaf’s visit comes at a time of critical cooperation between the United States and Liberia. The President looks forward to building on a strong and historic partnership with Liberia and discussing a range of topics with President Sirleaf, including the ongoing Ebola response, the region’s economic recovery plans, and other issues of mutual interest. There will be a pool spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.

In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with My Brother’s Keeper mentees. There will be a stills only pool spray of this lunch in the Map Room.

Later in the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The event will mark the Attorney General’s anticipated departure from the department after more than six years of service. There will be travel pool coverage of the President’s remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice.

–The White House

Thur, Feb. 26, 2015: Obama meets with black faith and civil rights leaders

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press. Following this meeting, the President will sit down with African American faith and civil rights leaders in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This meeting is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will participate in the latest installment of “Live from the White House” by conducting a round of interviews with local television anchors from Fargo, Kansas City, Portland and Seattle to discuss the importance of exports and trade to American jobs.  While in Washington, the local anchors will spend the day with behind-the-scenes access to the White House and the President’s top advisers.  These interviews are embargoed until 5:00PM EST. The interviews will take place in the Roosevelt Room.

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will host a reception celebrating African American History Month in the East Room. There will be pool coverage of this reception.

–The White House

Wed, Feb. 25, 2015: Obama meets with immigration advocates, participates in town hall

In the morning, the President will meet with immigration advocacy leaders to provide an update on the Administration’s immigration accountability executive actions. This meeting in the Roosevelt Room is closed press.

In the afternoon, the President will travel to Miami, Florida. The departure from the South Lawn is open press, and the arrival at Miami International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media.

While in Miami, the President will participate in an immigration town hall hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC at Florida International University. There will be travel pool coverage of this town hall.

Afterward, the President will depart Miami en route Washington, DC. The departure from Miami International Airport is open to pre-credentialed media, and the arrival on the South Lawn is open press.

–The White House

Tue, Feb. 24, 2015: Obama meets with Amir of Qatar, hosts law enforcement officers

In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, in the Oval Office. The President looks forward to discussing with Sheikh Tamim political, economic, and security issues of mutual concern to our two countries. The United States and Qatar have a long-standing partnership, and this meeting is an opportunity to further that relationship along with our shared interest in supporting stability and prosperity in the Middle East. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with rank-and-file law enforcement officials from across the country to thank them for their service to our communities and to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together to build trust to ensure public safety and strengthen neighborhoods. The Vice President will also attend. There will be a photojournalist spray at the top of this meeting in the Oval Office.

Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with Members of Congress to discuss criminal justice reform. The Vice President will also attend. This meeting in the Cabinet Room is closed press.

–The White House